A FAMILY has been left devastated after their beloved cat suffered horrific injuries in what they believe was a cruel attack.

The black and white cat named Rosie was found by her owner Bill Robson under his car in the early hours of Thursday morning.


Mr Robson, 52, of St Clement’s Street, Blackburn, claims Rosie had the skin ripped off her hindquarters and the lining of her stomach ripped leaving her “intestines hanging out”.

She has been left “traumatised and unable to eat” since the incident, he said.

Mr Robson has warned other owners to be careful about letting their cats out.

The full-time carer said: “She crawled from underneath the car and was screaming. I picked her up and saw all the skin had been ripped off. You could see the muscle on her hind. She had not been run over and at first I thought she had got caught jumping over a fence.

“I took her to the vet and he phoned me up and said ‘I have been a vet for a long time and I never seen a cat with injuries like this’.

“He said it was unlikely she had been knocked over because she did not have any broken bones and there are no bite marks.”

Mr Robson said the lining of her stomach had been ripped and her intestines were hanging out.

“I think someone has got hold of her. There is more to it - a cat cannot just get these kind of injuries.

“I have no idea who could have done it. I think she was getting ready for the pot. It’s cruelty beyond cruelty.

“I’m so disgusted. This should never happen to any cat.”

Mr Robson said they bought Rosie as a kitten after his dog Silky lost her puppies.

“We are all in bits. I have a disabled son that loves her,” he said.

The cat is on medication and having to be fed by the family.

“She’s very distressed. It’s such a shame, she is such a loving cat and is part of our family. It has devastated everybody,” he said.

“I hope karma gets whoever did it.”

Mr Robson also advised people in the area to be careful about letting their cats out particularly at night.

“If it can happen to my cat it can happen to any cat,” he added.

A spokeswoman for Chris Mason Veterinary Surgery in Bamber Bridge said they had treated the cat which had injuries to its abdomen and legs.

“It is one of the worst we have seen. They were significant injuries,” she added.